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suffer

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Etymology

From Middle English suffren, from Anglo-Norman suffrir, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] suffero (to offer, hold up, bear, suffer)

Verb

Infinitive
to suffer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to suffer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To undergo hardship.
  2. (intransitive) To feel pain.
    At least he didn't suffer when he died in the car crash.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have a disease or condition.
    He's suffering from the flu this week.
  4. (intransitive) To become worse.
    If you keep partying like this, your school-work will suffer.
  5. (transitive) To endure, undergo.
    I've been suffering your insults for years.
    I hope you never have to suffer the same pain.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To allow.
    • 1560, John Knox, First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women
      ... the holie ghoste doth manifestlie expresse, saying: I suffer not that women usurpe authoritie above man:

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